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in 2008. governor romney trailing in the polls currently hoping to use his debate performance to narrow the gap. it was the first time the two candidates were on stage face-to-face, a chance for governor romney to one-on-one answer allegations that the obama campaign has been firing his way. one of them over this idea that governor romney is trying to implement a $5 trillion tax cut for the rich. he repeatedly answered that question for president until it finally came down to this. >> look i've got five boys. i'm used to people saying something that is not always true, but just keep on repeating it and ultimately hoping i'll believe it. but that is not the case, all right. i will not reduce the taxes paid by high income americans. >> that is probably as close as last night's debate came to a memorable line. rather than being a selection of zingers it was uncharacteristic lee marked by substance, jon. jon: isn't that amazing, substance in a debate. what about the president's performance, and specifically senior voters and his appeal to them? >> reporter: you know, i think in the aftermat
terror attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. fox news sources telling us cia officers on the ground in benghazi during the attack sent requests for help but were denied. national security correspondent jennifer griffin is live at the pentagon with more on this. jennifer. >> reporter: hi, jon. well sources who were on the ground in benghazi during the attack tell fox news that in fact there were three separate requests to aid not only the attack that was occurring at the consulate and to try to help with that attack but also requests for outside help, outside military help to help once there were gunfire and firefights at the cia annex. those requests, we're told, came from higher headquarters. they were told to stand down. as you know, glen doherty and tyrone woods, the former navy seals were over at the cia annex at about 9:40 p.m. when the first shots were heard at the consulate where the ambassador and his team were taking fire. i'm told that they radioed to their higher headquarters that they wanted permission to go and help the ambassador, help the ambassador's team. at that ti
romney with a slight edge leading the president 48 to 47%. joining us now, david drucker the associate politics editor at "roll call." the president is out now touting his economic plans for the second term in this glossy new brochure that i guess will get mailed to several million households. why now, david? >> well, the president's taken a lot of flak from his own supporters, people in his own party, for not presenting a brand new second term agenda. in other words, proposals that, maybe some proposals left over from the first term that he didn't complete but things that are completely brand new. i'm actually surprised he didn't do it in his convention speech. it is something that i predicted and i was wrong. the president has offered new goals but he hasn't offered really new programs. and i think that the campaign must have felt that that idea was hurting him with voters. so i think they're trying to move to correct it. jon: there was a quote this morning on the political website, "politico", that i want toe share with you and get reaction to it. glen thrush says everything was goi
give us the answer. it's all "happening now." jenna: lot of great stories on this monday morning including this one. a bombshell report now confirming "operation fast and furious" supplied mexican drug cartels with weapons used in some of their deadliest attacks. we're glad you're with us everybody. i'm jenna lee gregg: i'm gregg jarrett in for jon scott. this new report is now connecting the serial numbers of dozens of guns to a string of murders including the massacre of 18 men at a mexican rehabilitation clinic. william la jeunesse is following it all live from los angeles. william? >> reporter: gregg, you know many thought with that recent inspector general's report that the "fast and furious" story was buried for good. for a yeared at administration kept the most damaging information the fatalities in mexico, a secret. with univision's help we were able to something we knew, the serial numbers of guns to something we didn't a crime in mexico. to put a face on one of america's most embarrassing political scandals. a home covered in blood after gang members kill, 16, many teen
chaotic and us less safe. >> what it was, it was a tragedy, martha. chris stevens was one of our best, we lost three other brave americans. i can make absolutely two commitments to you and all the american people tonight. one, we will find and bring justice the men who did this. and secondly, we will get to the bottom of it and whatever, wherever the facts lead us, wherever they lead us, we will make clear to the american public, because whatever mistakes are made will not be made again. jenna: let's see with libya for a moment now. last night vice president biden said the obama administration was not told of requests for more security in the run-up to the terror attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. republicans pounced on that claim pointing to testimony the day before from the state department officials that said there had been earlier requests for more security staffing. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is live in washington with more on all this. the catherine. >> reporter: good morning. on libya the vice president blamed the intelligence community for bad asses
to bet to today. we are glad you are with us. i'm jenna lee. 19 days until election day. and now a new presidential poll revealing something rehave not yet seen in the race for the white house, governor romney's lead over president obama among likely voters is outside the margin of error for the very first time. it's a new gallop daily tracking poll and it's showing the governor with his biggest lead to date 51-45%. up 6 points over the president. this is an important reminder, this latest survey was taken before tuesday's second presidential debate. we'll see if that has any affect at all. following the first presidential debate we saw how any performance on the national stage can really influence polls. tonight the president and governor will be on the same stage again, or be on or share a stage together again, it's not the same stage but in a much different setting. i hope -- maybe john roberts can explain that better. the same stage as the debate but they are sharing a stage in a different way, john you want to help me out here. >> reporter: they are cokeynote speakers. both of the
are waiting for governor romney hold a town meeting. joining us will be new jersey governor chris christie. the event is set to kick off in about 35 minutes. in the meantime from the president back in the white house today, following a visit to ohio yesterday, the latest policy shows the race in the buckeye state dramatically tightening. president obama is now being governor romney by less than one percentage point. ohio is one of a handful of states that are considered battleground, 18 electoral votes come a long way to the 270. john roberts is why but we did see everything. set the scene for us. >> yes, it started off in the fellas basement, and now the governor here in ohio during a swing through the buckeye state talking about jobs and energy, trying to fully articulate campaign against the president and now making it a campaign about voting for governor romney here he is less meaning in cuyahoga falls, ohio. >> i have been watching some of the footage of president obama's rally, they have been chanting four more years. i think that right chance ought to be four more weeks for them. [c
through it. look, i know what you're tv screens look like these days. these debates are giving us the ability to cut through the clutter and give people a very clear choice. that's what we're offering. >> reporter: you know, historically these presidential debates don't really move the needle much, maybe every decade or so they do. it has been proven in this campaign, john, these debates are moving the needle. it is pretty safe to say tonight could be a make-or-break moment for either one of these guys. jon: some historic numbers out of the first debate, that's for sure. john roberts at hofstra university. >> thanks, jon. >> i want to do everything we can to protect our people and i also want to make sure we track done however did this and bring them to justice. jenna: this is big news today. for the first time, secretary of state hillary clinton accepting blame for any security lapses before the terror attacks on our consulate in libya that killed four americans including our ambassador there. clinton saying she, not the white house, is responsible for diplomat safety. chief wash
that calls us the great satan, never has those types of weapons? we're going to talk more about that. >>> and also a massive manhunt is underway as a gunman terrorizes drivers in one state. it's all "happening now." ♪ jenna: well, the presidential candidates clashing over foreign policy in the third and final debate last night. now the countdown is on til election day, just two weeks away. no more debates but certainly a lot ahead. we're glad you're with us, everybody, jenna lee. jon: and early voting underway. i'm jon scott. we heard from the candidates on libya, iran, china and our defense budget, but it's no surprise the discussion often move today domestic issues including the economy, jobs and even the auto bailout after nearly 90 minutes, each manmade his case in a closing statement. >> as commander in chief, i will maintain the strongest milk tear in the world, keep -- military in the world, keep faith with our troops and go after those who would do us harm, but after a decade of war i think we all recognize we've got to do some nation building here at home. rebuilding our r
the swing states as the race for the white house enters the final stretch. we're glad you're with us, everybody. i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. we're live at the white house with just 12 days to go before election day, the battle for the presidency focuses on battleground state. both candidates launching all-outcome pain blitz. right now, president obama on route to virginia after stumping in another crucial swing state, florida. meantime governor romney is in the all-important swing state of ohio where right now he is holding a rally in cincinnati. and we have our eye on the economy as well. a very big issue in the race with the dow this week posting one of the worst drops so far this year. now, stocks are reacting to the brand new jobless numbers. and they show a drop in the weekly unemployment applications. the number of claims falling by 23,000 from last week. this as we get some new numbers on a key voting bloc. the latest poll showing governor romney erasing the gender gap. pulling even when it comes to women. tied at 47% apiece. this after governor romney lagged 16 points
. we're glad you're with us everybody as our coverage continues on "happening now." i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. the damage is stagger two days after sandy slammed the entire east coast. neighborhoods are without power and flooded out. dramatic rooftops rescues in hard-hit areas like staten island, new york. new york city subways remain shut down for a second day because of massive flooding. new york not the only place struggling to recover from a monster storm that is blamed for 55 deaths. ohio feeling the sheer force of sandy did. this powerful storm knocked down trees, snapping power lines, leaving hundreds of thousands of folks in the dark there. that is drop this the bucket compared to more than eight million who have no power. at the height of the storm. some as far away as michigan. a big chunk of the outages in new york. check out incredible video from huntington, long island. you can see as sandy rip as massive tree out right by the roots. this monster storm also changing the landscape of an rye conic part of new jersey, washing away parts of the jersey shore. look at th
. we're glad you're with us, everybody. i'm jenna lee. gregg: i'm gregg jarrett in for jon scott. we're live in the swing state of colorado as denver gets ready to host the very first face-to-face for the two candidates. president obama, governor mitt romney preparing to make their cases to tens of millions of americans expected to watch on television tonight. in the meantime, "the daily caller" releasing a videotape from 2007 where then candidate, barack obama, suggested racism played a role in the government's response to hurricane katrina. now the reverend jeremiah write was in the audience at the time. mr. obama went on to praise the controversial pastor, calling him a friend and a great leader. mike emanuel is live in washington with all of this. and, mike, some of then candidate barack obama's remarks deal with trying to help poor people. how did he handle that topic? >> reporter: well, gregg on the video senator obama at the time seas we don't need to build more highways out in the suburbs. he said there should be investment in minority owned businesses in our neighborhoods in
means not only for new york city but the entire east coast. i'm jenna lee. we're so glad you're with us today. new york and new jersey declared major disaster areas, one day after the super storm, named sandy slammed into the u.s. mainland and left behind a trail of devastation. at least 18 people are dead across seven states and more than seven million now without power. you have huge portions of the state of new jersey underwater at this hour, including the resort town of atlantic city. where floodwaters swamped buildings and stranded many motorists. new jersey's governor, chris christie, weighing in on the damage earlier today. >> i will first say to all of you, especially those out there facing loss, devastation, and heartbreaking reality your home may be gone, we're with you. we have a long road ahead of us but i have complete confidence we're going to come out of this better and stronger than before. this state is too tough to give into this type of devastation. jenna: we're still getting a look at some of that devastation in new jersey. across the river in new york city, much of
towards election day. we are waiting for governor romney hold a town meeting. joining us will be new jersey governor chris christie. ab35nvent is set to kick i in the meantime from the president back in the white house today, following a visit to ohio yesterday, the lates policy shows the race in the buckeye state dramatically tightening. goorne lthne nei ohs ofa af of states that are considered battlegrnd, 18 electoral votes come a long way to the 270. seeyg.oberts is why but we did t scfo us. >> yes, it started off in the fellas basement, and now the governor here in ohio during a tag t bs a enebucke ste ngfuaa a campaign against the president and now making it a campaign about voting for governor romney here he is less meaning in cuyahoga falls, ohio. thotofsi bseen watchingoe f foorarnnt th that right chance ought to be four more weeks for them. [cheers] [applause] repoer: mitt romney is really reaching out to those . yedaerve ryardeeti aest ouot toicor.eat obcagn has just been all over this promising this is another flip-flop by governor romney, saying the women out there don't
is underway for the killer or killers of a u.s. border patrol agent. border patrol officials confirming that an agent was shot and killed overnight, another agent sustained nonlife threatening injuries. this happened just north of the arizona border of naco not far from where brian terry was shot and killed back in december of 2010. we're going to have a live report on all the breaking details in just a moment. >>> but first, right now some brand new stories and breaking news this hour. gregg: that's right. we are counting down to the first presidential faceoff. president obama, governor mitt romney cramming for their first debate tomorrow night in denver. and new questions about whether the president's health care law could soon be back before the u.s. supreme court. judge andrew napolitano weighs in. >>> and jaw-dropping pictures you won't want to miss. wait until you see what cameras caught when discovery tv intentionally crashed a 727 jet liner in an investigation, where's the safest place for you to sit when you fly? we're going to show you, all "happening now." gregg: hello, every
martha: we are happy to see you . "happening now" starts right lieu. thanks for being with us. have a good one. jon: brand-new stories. jenna: brand-new reports the cia chief in libya told washington within 24 hours that the deadly attack on our consulate was done by militants not an angry mob. why the white house handled the aftermath the way it did. the candidates gearing up for the third and final debate, foreign policy is the hot topic. this is their final push in key swing states and with a key voting block. young and full of life, that's how the husband of a missing coffee shop barrista, the woman you see on your screen describes his wife. the very latest on the desperate search for her is all on "happening now." jenna: hi, everybody, great to have you with us on this friday, i'm jenna lee. two major developments in the wake of the murders of four americans in libya on september 11th. jon: i'm jon scott. sourcers telling fox news that the terror attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi might have been part of a broader effort to drive out american and the western presence from
"happening now." jenna: hi, everybody, great to have you with us on this friday, i'm jenna lee. two major developments in the wake of the murders of four americans in libya on september 11th. jon: i'm jon scott. sourcers telling fox news that the terror attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi might have been part of a broader effort to drive out american and the western presence from libya. these sources telling fox that scores of security insurance tkepblts prior to 9/11, including some on western targets in the benghazi area indicated a possible ominous pattern. also new "associated press" report says the cia station chief in libya let washington know within 24 hours of that murder raid that terrorists were behind it. that would contradict the spontaneous attack theory pressed by some in obama administration officials for several days after the incident. chief washington correspondent james rosen has breaking details on that. >> reporter: with these latest disclosures and with president obama's appearance on the daily show last night the mystery of what he and his aides knew abou
weakness. >> our adversaries when they see us projecting weakness, when they see us hollowing out our military, when they see us equivocating when it comes time to stand up for our beliefs and our values overseas, they think that we are a superpower in decline. they think that we are weakening. and we are weakening ourselves, we are less safe. >> reporter: now, romney will also make the argument that a strong economy engenders respect around the world, and a strong military means rather than going to fight a war, you may avoid a war because no one wants to take you on. jenna: all right, so that's romney's strategy. what about the president's? >> reporter: well, the president's strategy is to portray governor romney as a novice, that he is all wrong on foreign policy, that he fails the commander in chief test. looking back on that trip he made to to olympics and israel in which he ticked off america's strongest ally in europe, and they have a new ad out that suggests governor romney would want to continue fighting two wars as opposed to reaping the dividends of peace. >> obama's brough
, it is funny, not worth to put on paper, if you did i wouldn't use it to wrap fish. it wouldn't be worthy of that. earlier this summer when mitt romney was off the campaign trail for exhaustion. the president was putting in 19 hour days. >> a lot of fund raisers. >> this guy, you know, this guy, is committed to this. he has got the fire in the belly. he is exhibited that every day he has been in office. look, one debate is not going to the determine the outcome of this election. jenna: sean own, that people may use the newspaper to wrap fish. we don't know what they do with it after. major publications have brought up this question and it's a question why do you want the job, that mitt romney has had to field now for several is months. here is what robert gibbs had to say about mitt romney. >> governor romney had a masterful, theatrical performance, just this past week but, the underpinning and found mitigation of that -- foundations of that performance were fundamentally dishonest. jenna: sean, is this all just an act? >> first on the question you asked brad, i would say that rnc chairma
joe just needs to be joe. jon: joining us now is karl rove, former senior advisor and deputy chief of staff to president george w. bush and a fox news contributor. i want to get your take on that advice from the president. he said let joe be joe. isn't that kind of dangerous? >> depends who shows up. is it the gaffe meister who says he will put you all back in chains or the guy showed up at the debate in 2008 against sarah palin and did a very good job. jon: democrats say you will not see the un, the unchained, the loose cannon joe biden tonight. that he will be very much on message. do you expect that? >> i expect that. he has more experience in presidential debates than anybody else running this year. he run for president himself. he has been vice president. he has done these debates before. he will be disciplined when discipline is really required for the moment. what will be interesting will be to see whether he is is did minuted like he has been in the last several days in being the attack dog or will he be disciplined in sketching a positive and optimistic agenda for the futu
martha: that is it for us, bill hemmer. we'll be back here tomorrow with the big warm-up show for the big night. bill: did you miss us last week? martha: all the time. bill: you're back in time. martha: two days away. i'm glad to be back. bill: feel all right. now that we're good to go. martha: absolutely. they have a whole big show coming up. we'll see you back here tomorrow. bye, guys. jenna: different story indeed. we have brand new stories and breaking news. jon: the growing controversy over the white house response to the benghazi tear or attack. it is being compared to president bush's mission accomplished remark in the iraq war. we'll take a fair and balanced look. >>> the next big outbreak. scary new details on the roll that animals might play into the spread of deadly diseases into the human population. >>> plus leaping into the history books, the death defying dive from the edge of space. jenna: you're next, right? jon: i'll try it. how fearlessthe sound barrier with the highest free fall ever. it is all "happening now.". jon: good morning morn to you. we're one day
jenna: we're so glad you're with us everybody. i'm jenna lee. happening now the president looking to gain some lost ground in last night's fiery second debate. we'll see if he actually does that. both the president and governor romney, literally at times, jon, going toe-to-toe. jon: yeah. jenna: it got a little close there. jon: it sure did. jenna: kind of in that spoken, right? -- zone, personal zone. interruptionses filled the debate. there were so many challenges on so many different topics from the economy to taxes to the terror attack in libya energy. specifically on energy there was quite an exchange when it came to federal drilling permits. take a look at this. >> that's the problem. in the last four years you cut permits and licenses on federal land in federal waters in half. >> not true, governor romney. >> how much did you cut them. >> not true. >> how much did you cut them? >> governor we produced more oil. >> no, no, how much did you cut licenses and permits on federal land and open waters. >> governor, romney here is what we did. >> i had a question. how much did you
employed. coming up we'll go behind the numbers to see what they really tell us about the overall health of our economy. governor romney quickly issuing a statement saying, this is not what a real recovery looks like. meanwhile, we are awaiting, we're awaiting remarks from president obama. both presidential nominees are campaigning in the battleground state of virginia today. we are closely monitoring these events. we'll bring you the very latest developments. back to all of that in just a moment. but first, brand new stories and breaking news. jenna: new developments on a deadly meningitis outbreak putting nearly half of all states on alert with fresh concerns that more people may be at risk. we're going to have the latest on this health scare and also new questions being raised by certain medication. you're going to want to hear that. >>> also a major airline scrambling to fix a problem that could be very dangerous at 35,000 feet. american airlines canceling dozens of flights ahead of the holiday weekend. wait until you hear why. >>> also this is not a knockout for the justice system.
catastrophic storm any of us has ever seen in our lifetimes is headed this way. rick leventhal, my colleague, has a bird's-eye view of it. he is at point pleasant, new jersey. rick? >> reporter: jon, point pleasant beach getting worse by the hour. i just record ad wind gust of 40.2 miles per hour. it is steady in the high 20s, low 30s. the water is getting higher and the conditions are definitely getting worse. we've just gotten a report from atlantic county, that. of atlantic city, new jersey is underwater. the many roads are impasseable because they are underwater. here in point pleasant, water is already covering many of the roads east of the railroad tracks. this entire community is under a mandatory evacuation order. the only people left are a few residents who decided to ride it out and the the media. we do have a higher ground we can retreat to and we may well have to. jon, as you said the storm surge is expected to be eight to 12 feet along the atlantic coast. every barrier island is under mandatory evacuation orders. the roads in many cases are closed. at the atlantic city expresswa
with a appeal. jenna. jenna: more breaking news. judge napolitano will join us shortly on all of this. david lee, thank you very much. first brand new stories and more breaking news. jon: that's right. the big romney bounce. a new poll shows governor romney in the lead among likely voters. this after the first presidential debate. what it means just four weeks out from election day. >>> plus day five in the search for a little girl who vanished on her way to school. where fbi agents and police are focusing their investigation. >>> and a deadly meningitis outbreak spreading. why health officials believe thousands of people could be at risk. what you need to know, all "happening now." jon: and a good tuesday morning to you. that means election day is four weeks from today. can you believe that? a big surge for governor romney in the race for the white house to tell you about. i'm jon scott. jenna: hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. we're getting a look at more brand new polling which shows mr. romney's strong debate performance last week may be resonating with voters. take a look at this. this is thepe
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